Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
general powell db i always have to have a lighter note because this is tough stuff. here is general powell on "meet the press" yesterday. >> there's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving, that's a racial era slave term. when i see another former governor after the president's first debate where he didn't do very well says that the president was lazy. he didn't say he was slow, he was tired, he didn't do well. he said he was lazy. now, it may not mean anything to most americans. but to those of us who are african-americans, the second wort is shiftless and a third word that goes with it. birther, the whole birth movement, why do senior republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party? >> the great thing about colin powell besides being a great man, he has a great sense of history. >> he does have a sense of history. you know, the thing was he went there.
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
his nicorette db. >> you have given more free publicity to nicorette. >> i think the lightness with which this guy carries his office which is on display is to me stunning. >> and i think that is what the modern presidency is about. i think it's become less and less regal, they've been more accessible, they've been really frankly more like celebrities. >> do you think mitt romney would have been less regal? >> i think that's why mitt romney couldn't win. i think he was from an older america, from an america that really doesn't exist anymore. i think in a lot of ways this president hasn't been able to obviously change everything in four years, but this is the america that a lot of people feared in the '60s, a more integrated america, an america where a young guy like this, a black guy, somebody that no one ever would have imagined could be president and stand there right in that position and i think that's a wonderful thing. >> and he's confident. to be a leader today you have to be confident in public because everybody, especially kids know this, everybody lives their lives fully in